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Best Mattress Protectors: How Do They Work? - PlushBeds

You may not realize how important mattress protectors are for the job they are designed to do — protect your mattress. The truth is that they do that job superbly, when used religiously on mattresses.

When it comes to protecting your mattress, there are few things that get the job done better than a mattress protector. You might even say that no other products on the planet play that role better. These are just a few of the amazing ways your mattress protector serves and protects your mattress:

  1. Helps maintain a “like new” feeling for your mattress.
  2. Keeps mattresses neat and clean.
  3. Serves as a barrier protecting your mattress from moisture, sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells.
  4. Discourages dust mite and bed bug infestations.
  5. Reduces stains.
  6. Protects against odors becoming trapped inside your mattress.
  7. Extends the life and usefulness of your mattress by helping it to maintain structure and support.

For most people, these reasons alone are enough to mark “Sold!” on the package. Unfortunately, far too few people understand all the protection mattress protectors truly provide. Otherwise everyone would have at least two (one in case they need a backup) for every bed in the home.

Who Really Needs to Use a Mattress Protector?

Given all the benefits they offer, the short answers is…everyone. There are, however, some people who need to use them more than others within the population. This includes people who have asthma and/or allergies to begin with. Others who need to use mattress protectors on their mattresses are those who are susceptible to upper respiratory infections and irritations. This is quickly followed by anyone who is concerned about things like dust mites and bed bugs. Finally, anyone who is a self-described clean freak or has an aversion to germs is an equally good candidate.

Ultimately, anyone who doesn’t want to have to muscle a mattress around for everyday cleaning or whenever a spill occurs, might want to consider a mattress protector. It isn’t even always about the germs. It’s about cleaning up spills quickly and easily before they have an opportunity to become mattress stains. More importantly, before these spills have an opportunity to become mold or mildew lurking deep within your mattress.

What Should You Look for in a Mattress Protector for Your Bed?

Now that we’ve established why almost everyone needs a mattress protector, it’s a good idea to understand the qualities you need to look for when choosing one.

Full Encasing. For most purposes, fully encasing mattress protectors provide the coverage you really want. It might be different if you’re only worried about preventing stains and protecting look of your mattress.

Otherwise, the best bet is to invest in full protection for your mattress. Not only will it prevent stains and moisture within the mattress, it will also help to provide complete protection for the mattress itself, protecting from bed bugs, dust mites, mold, bacteria, and more. This helps to protect the look, the feel, and the integrity of the mattress itself. It can also help to protect the warranty in the mattress too.

Washable. Another thing to expect from your mattress cover is the ability to remove and wash it. The easier it is to remove and wash, the better. After all, part of the appeal of a mattress cover is to keep your bed free from stains. Another compelling reason is to reduce the amount of maintenance necessary to protect your mattress.

Washable mattress protectors allow you to remove them and clean them before returning and reusing them, so that your mattress cover, rather than the mattress itself, is what gets stained or begins to show signs of wear. It is much less costly to replace a mattress cover than to replace the entire mattress. Regular cleaning of the mattress protector also helps to further reduce allergens for a healthier you.

Waterproof. Finally, while you want your mattress protector to be waterproof so that moisture doesn’t transfer to your mattress beneath the protector, you also want to make sure that it is breathable, so that other negatives, like bacteria, odors, etc. get trapped there instead.

PlushBeds Mattress Protectors

PlushBeds is a name people have grown to know and love when it comes to planet friendly, luxurious, high-quality mattresses. We’ve worked hard to develop this reputation by using only the finest quality products when making our products, whether we’re making our luxury line of natural latex mattresses, wool pillows and toppers, or our superb mattress protectors.

We offer two outstanding options when it comes to waterproof mattress protectors for your PlushBeds, or any other, mattress.

  1. Organic Cotton Mattress Protector

Our Organic Cotton Mattress Protector is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. Additionally, our organic cotton mattress protector is non-toxic, contains no harsh dyes or chemicals, the mattress protector fits the expected regular mattress profile, up to 14-inches in depth, and comes with a five-year limited warranty to protect your investment in the mattress and the cover alike.

  1. Classic Mattress Protector

Hypoallergenic, breathable, and comfortable, our Classic Mattress Protector offers a comfortable sleep experience that doesn’t alter the “feel” of the mattress. It features a thin, smooth waterproof surface with a universal fit elastic to ensure an easy fit for mattresses between 6 and 22 inches in depth.

Because of the trademarked H2Pro liquid-proof membrane on these mattress protectors, they require special care instructions. The classic mattress protector must be washed in warm or cold water, dried at a low temperature, and cannot be bleached. High heat, bleach, and similar harsh chemicals may cause the protector to blister or peel, and ultimately void the five-year warranty.

PlushBeds understands the challenges you face when choosing a mattress protector for your bed. You invest a lot of money when buying a quality mattress. It makes no sense to purchase a mattress protector made with inferior materials, providing insufficient protection for your mattress, and failing to deliver the comfort you expect to feel when climbing into bed each night. Discover the PlushBeds difference, and extend the life of your mattress today with one of our mattress protectors.

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